“In general, especially if they’re not well controlled, people are looking at cannabinoid therapy as an alternative, and usually as an adjunct option,” Heather Jackson, the founder and board president of Realm of Caring, told Everyday Health.
Cannabidiol (CBD) and THC may come from the same Cannabis sativa plant, but they couldn’t be more opposite of each other. Healthline says the major difference is that unlike THC found in marijuana, CBD doesn’t get you high. But it does carry mental and physical health benefits.
CBD may serve as an additional treatment for diabetes
Everyone wants clear skin, and CBD has the tools to help achieve this dream. According to Medical News Today, CBD has been effective against acne because of its anti-inflammatory properties. When it reduces the amount of inflammation in the body, it also lowers the amount of sebum — an oily substance in the skin that contains fat and cellular waste. Less sebum translates to fewer pimples to cover up.
CBD doesn’t have the power to make you smarter, but it can help keep your brain strong and healthy. By prioritizing your brain health, you may be reducing your chances of developing a neurological disorder. According to mbghealth, CBD can regulate the expression of genes that have been linked to developing Alzheimer’s. In addition, Dementia Care Central says CBD can decrease inflammation in the brain, which slows down the rate of dying brain cells. Since inflammation is a major source of Alzheimer’s disease, symptoms and can be alleviated using CBD oil. CBD also exerts antioxidant properties and has been linked to helping with memory loss and slowing the decline of several brain areas.
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If you have Type 2 diabetes, CBD can help — and seems to be already helping a lot of people with this disease. A 2020 study in Drug and Alcohol Dependence found people with diabetes increased their CBD or THC use by 340 percent in the past 30 days.
Every woman’s body is different. Which means there isn’t a one-size-fits-all CBD dose. It may take some time and experimentation to discover your unique CBD regimen.
Depending on the delivery method and dose, the full effects of CBD may only remain in your system for 4-12 hours, so it’s important to be thoughtful and consistent with your CBD intake.
This is because CBD, like all cannabinoids, builds up in the body over time. A daily dose can help maintain sustained levels in your system and promote a more effective Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is a biological system that has shown to help control sleep, mood, inflammation, and overall homeostasis (a body’s state of balance). So it’s important to keep it in top condition!
If you experience mental strain, sleep, or pain issues you’ve no doubt heard about CBD. It’s hard to miss these days, and found everywhere from the drugstore to the local yoga studio. Maybe you’ve sipped a cocktail with CBD oil, or someone offered you CBD cream to rub into your sore muscles after a run. And it probably worked when you needed it, almost immediately. But why would you use it every day?
The goal is to maximize the strength and effectiveness of the body’s ECS. Consider your health goals to determine the best time of day to take your CBD–you may find it’s best to dose at night before bed, and again in the morning during breakfast.
Did you know that users with chronic issues claim that Equilibria’s CBD products have changed their lives? When taken every day, and with personalized adjustments to their dosage routine, most say it helped them meet their long-term health goals. And some research suggests that taking CBD every day could treat and prevent major health problems.
When we get sick or feel stressed our bodies produce the FAAH enzyme, which then degrades our endocannabinoids, resulting in problems sleeping, increased anxiety, inflammation, and other ill effects. When we use CBD daily not only are we augmenting the body with phytocannabinoids, we’re also enabling it to create its own endocannabinoids again; which results in a balanced endocannabinoid tone!
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Keep in mind, the effects of CBD are subtle. We highly recommend keeping a journal so you know when and how your body reacts to dosage changes. That way, when you find your “sweet spot” you’ll know it!
Our bodies were built for short term bursts of stress, like running for our lives from a tiger or trying to find shelter; not daily consistent stress–i.e. waking up exhausted, stressful emails, sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, dealing with noise pollution, and all the other daily stressors we experience. Our bodies don’t know the difference between that stressful email and the primitive struggle for survival.